Academic Resources Conference

The Academic Resources Conference (ARC) is a collaborative effort of the California State University professional staff responsible for the budget planning, budget management, human resource functions and student affairs issues that support the academic missions of their campuses.  The conference provides an opportunity for administrative staff to work collaboratively as a community to exchange information, knowledge, and experiences related to carrying out these functions.  ARC provides panels of experts on current topics, various educational workshops, and round-table discussions on pertinent system-wide issues. The end result is a dynamic network of colleagues that provides an extensive source of information and ideas to further enhance the academic mission of the individual campuses

16th Annual welcome letter from our founder 

Video for Next ARC (2019) in Long Beach

Academic Resources Conference logo

ARC 2018 


May 29 - June 1, 2018 

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA

View event flyer


Conference Fee (Registration closed May 1, 2018)*

​(Includes 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner)

  • Early Bird - $449
  • After 3/31/18 - $489 


Conference Tracks 

  • Faculty & Staff Personnel
  • Budget 
  • Professional Development 
  • Student Affairs

ARC 2018 Registration Form Link

Registration Form

Note:  For the first time, we have a new application for personal phones and other electronic devises.  You can find it with your Ap or Play Store, "ARC Annual", and is available only to those who are registered to attend.  Please allow us 24 hours before attempting to sign in to this application.


​ARC 2018 Hot Topics Survey

Survey (google form)

Conference Hotel

Book your Stay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA


*Note:  Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Cancellations received through Saturday, March 31, 2018 will receive a full refund.
There will be no refunds made for cancellations after March 31, 2018.  Registration fees are non-transferable and cannot be applied toward future conferences.
Authorized cancellation refunds which have met the deadline will not be processed until after the conference, but will be processed before the June 2018 year end close.
Registration to attend ARC 2018 closed May 1, 2018.

ARC Scholarship

For ARC 2018, applications are being accepted from CSU Staff in need of scholarship support to assist with costs to attend the conference.  Deadline for requests is February 28, 2018

> Scholarship Application 

Instructions:  Complete form and e-mail to the ARC Chair, Gina Pierce, at on or before the deadline.

Thank you sponsors from ARC 2018!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 16th Annual Conference

San Mateo Convention and Visitors Bureau   

Vault One Sixty Four Restaurant and Bar   

Via Uno Cucina Italiana & Bar

Cal Poly, Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

CSU Dominguez Hills, College of Education

CSU Northridge, David Nazarian College of Business & Finance

CSU Northridge, Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs

CSU San Bernardino, Academic Affairs

CSU San Bernardino, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

CSU San Bernardino, College of Arts & Letters

San Francisco State University, College of Health & Social Science

San Francisco State University, Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies (ELSIT)

San Francisco State University, Graduate College of Education

CSU San Marcos, College of Business Administration

CSU San Marcos, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences

CSU San Marcos, College of Science & Mathematics

CSU Stanislaus, College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies